What we do

OvidiuRo’s mission is to make preschool education accessible to and effective for all young children in Romania.

It is well-known that young minds need stimulation to develop, and that success in school is largely dependent on experiences during the first years of life. Children growing up in households without books, a frequent condition in poor communities, are already severely disadvantaged by the time they get to first grade and they often drop out of school as soon as they can. Attending preschool is critical for such children. Age-appropriate books and other educational materials, as well as guided activities, set children on a path to literacy and numeracy, a path that will lead to further education and can ultimately allow them to break the cycle of poverty in which their families have been trapped.

OvidiuRo’s programs offer material resources and guidance to address the needs of children, their families, and their teachers. It is only through such coordinated efforts can there be significant, lasting change.

Preparing children to succeed in school

Our dedicated programs for children make preschool welcoming and effective. As we recognise the importance of parents in the education process, we consider them to be our partners, along with the teachers.

POZA 4

Every Child Deserves a Story

helps kindergartens provide a foundation for literacy, by supplying engaging books, mini-libraries and teacher training. Children enrolled in our programs also receive book to take home.

POZA 5a

“Hopscotch” Summer Programs

keep young minds in learning mode over the summer holiday. Children read, learn elementary hygiene notions, socialise and, if necessary, take part in remedial learning sessions.

POZA 6

Two Books in a Bag

encourages parents to read aloud with their children, starting from birth. Children and parents receive books to take home and parents participate in workshops on inportance of early literacy.

POZA 7

Read Aloud Caravans

Create community reading events that introduce the wonder of books and emphasise the importance of registering for preschool.

POZA 8 b

Povești sub lupă

Provides Reading and Science corners in preschool classrooms.

POZA 9B

Hopscotch Two

Engages mothers and toddlers in creative play and pre-literacy activities.

Developing Great Teachers & Model Classrooms

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Over the past two decades we have learned that providing materials without training teachers in how to maximise their use – or conversely, training teachers without providing them with adequate quality materials, severely limits the ultimate impact! But combining teacher training, quality resources, and the development of a community of committed teachers results in major advances in disadvantaged children’s readiness for primary school – all under the big umbrella of the Agency for Early Education.